Cool off at these 7 must-visit Virginia waterparks

Cool off at these 7 must-visit Virginia waterparks

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By Brendan Smith

July 10, 2024

With summer in full swing, there’s more than likely a waterpark gem not too far from you. Sprinkled throughout Virginia, explore our top picks for ways to beat the heat this summer.

Are you looking for a way to cool down that doesn’t require a seasonal membership?

At Virginia’s splash pads and waterparks, the fun lasts all day—and the summer memories last a lifetime. Check out our top seven spots to splash into summer fun for the day. 

Pirate’s Cove Waterpark

Address: 6501 Pohick Bay Dr, Lorton, VA 22079

Pirate’s Cove Waterpark is widely known for, well, its pirate theme. There are a variety of amenities at the location, but a local favorite is a huge splash bucket. You can find the bucket located on the large pirate-themed play structure in the middle of the pool.

Daily pass information about Pirate’s Cove Waterpark can be found on their website. 

Ocean Breeze Waterpark

Address: 849 General Booth Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Ocean Breeze Waterpark is a Virginia Beach favorite with all the fun activities that they have to offer. This waterpark has over 15 slide options to choose from, a lazy river, and a huge pool.

Daily or seasonal ticket options are available on their website at Ocean Breeze Waterpark

Splash Valley

Address: 7415 Wood Haven Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019

Splash Valley is the place to be in the Roanoke Valley this summer. Open Thursday through Sunday, Splash Valley has a unique splash pad feature for guests to enjoy, as well as a multitude of waterslides.

Daily passes can be purchased on the Splash Valley website.

Cobblestones Park

Address: 13131 Overhill Lake Ln, Glen Allen, VA 23059

Cobblestones Park is located right outside of Richmond, in Glen Allen. A summertime favorite is their pool and waterslide combination. Splash mushrooms are also a fun way to stay cool in the heat. 

Cobblestones Park offers seasonal and daily passes that are available for entry to their facilities. 

Great Waves Waterpark

Address: 4001 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304

Great Waves Waterpark is a hidden gem in Alexandria, due to its many different activities included in the park. There’s a huge variety of waterslides and a very fun wave pool. The play structure is every kid’s dream. 

Is swimming not necessarily your thing? For all of the sports lovers, there is a batting cage and also mini golf on the premises.

Their hours and ticket prices are available on their website. You can purchase tickets online at Great Waves Waterpark or in person at the park. 

Great Wolf Lodge

Address: 549 E Rochambeau Dr, Williamsburg, VA 23188

With Great Wolf Lodge being a huge attraction all year round, its unique attractions allow for a perfect place to spend time with family and friends. The indoor waterpark has a variety of slides, pools, and many activities for all ages. 

You can book daily tickets to the lodge or purchase tickets for a couple of days on their website, Great Wolf Lodge.

Evelyn Alexander Water Park

Address: 5100 Alexander Road, Dublin, Virginia 24084

Evelyn Alexander Water Park is a great place to have a fun day in Southwest Virginia. There are many different things to do at the waterpark, including walk-in access to the pool and a 38-inch waterslide. 

The entrance fees are displayed on the website, Evelyn Alexander Water Park.

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